Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand
Barefoot is a novel about three women (two sisters and a friend), escaping from their chaotic life in a tiny cottage.
Vicki, mother of two kids, has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. Her sister, Brenda, has just been fired for having an affair with one of her students. And, Melanie, Vicki's best friend, has a marriage issue for her husband is cheating while she is actually pregnant after seven in-vitro attempts.
Theare all saved by Josh, a young creative writing student home for the summer, who baby-sits Vicki's kids and brings normalcy and solace to the women.
Just like Hilderbrand's other books, the characters, their dilemmas and flaws are beyond interesting.